This big announce was supposed to come days ago, and of course people (us) freaked that it didn’t. But as Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett put it, “We’re not stalling, we’re still working on the show. Everything we do is in service of the show, not in service of the announcement of the show.” Whether they were stalling or working or whatever, who cares: Coachella’s back in the blockbuster business.
Headliners: Paul McCartney (Friday), The Killers (Saturday), The Cure (Sunday). OK, maybe not insane enough for you. Yet. But as always, it’s in the fine print of the Indio poster that the party takes full shape. Also on Friday: Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst, Beirut, Girl Talk, M. Ward, Crystal Castles, Buraka Som Sistema, the Hold Steady. For your Saturday: TV On The Radio, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Superchunk, Liars, Blitzen Trapper, Gang Gang Dance, Tinariwen, Ida Maria, Mastodon, Hercules & Love Affair. And Sunday? My Bloody fucking Valentine. (And Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, PB&J, Antony, Lykke Li, Okkervil, Fucked Up, No Age, Vivan Girls, Gaslight Anthem, but yeah … MBV. Basically a double-headliner Sunday.)
Here’s the poster:
Tickets are on sale (3-day passes at $270, single day at $100) over at coachella.com. See you there.